Levine Museum’s new app has an amazing feature. It allows you to see a historic community in Charlotte before it’s present day.
After moving to Charlotte, I would always wonder what the old Charlotte looked like uptown and the history behind it. Recently, a few streets in uptown were renamed to commemorate the history behind the area. One of those places was Brooklyn Village.
How it started How it's going pic.twitter.com/pKidgcmK8s— Levine Museum (@LevineMuseum) June 30, 2022
The community of Brooklyn Village was thriving. It was a black community with churches, schools, banks, and more. Of course gentrification moved in and approximately 7,000 black residents were displaced. With Levine’s new app, it allows you to see what used to be Brooklyn Village looked like and overlaps present day Charlotte. It’s extremely cool.